October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there's a lot going on in the running/walking world to support the search for a cure. Several cancer organizations plan run/walks (throughout the year, not just in October) to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer:
- Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, with well over 1 million participants since 2005. The race series raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk to help fight breast cancer and provide hope to people facing the disease. Funds raised support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving research, prevention, early detection, and support programs.
- 26.2 with Donna The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is the only U.S. marathon dedicated solely to raising funds to end breast cancer. 100% of the race proceeds go to breast cancer research and care. Although the marathon takes place in February, now's the time to start your marathon training if you want to join the fight.
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